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209 Bar

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American, Bar, Pub
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209 Minnesota Ave NW, Bemidji, MN 56601-4026
+1 218-751-2442
11:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Spencer, Iowa
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We would never come to Bemidji without a visit to 209. There is a large menu choice, mostly of burgers and sandwiches. They used to have twice daily, every day specials and we were disappointed that they only had specials on Thurs - Sunday, because their specials and desserts are to die for. It's swarming busy, but the service is... More 

Thank 2travelbirds
Monterey, CA
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Downtown Bemidji is dead on Sunday night, so we didn't have many choices. The food was excellent. The service was friendly and helpful. We had a shrimp salad and a Cobb, and they were both good. Good beer and wine. Trip advisor never lets us down.

Thank clroe
Duluth, Minnesota
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good happy hour, and great food. Prices are reasonable and the service was excellent. I will definitely go back the next time I'm in town.

Thank Steve P
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Appitzer of boneless chicken wings with the butter bourbon sauce was awesome. The BBQ bacon burger was a must also. The service is fantastic!

Thank LouAnn G
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

I traveled to Bemidji for work so wasn't familiar with local restaurants. Bar 209 was recommended to us by staff at the hotel we stayed at. The atmosphere was cozy, the service was quick and attentive. My friend and I both agreed that our food was excellent. The portions were VERY generous and all reasonably priced. I would definitely go... More 

Thank Annemarie E
Duluth, Minnesota
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40 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

A great find. Walleye tacos and cheese curds are very good. Will be back! Staff was attentive and friendly. I was nervous to bring kids here because it was a bar. Not the case, felt like an upscale bar.

Thank Angela S
Bemidji, Minnesota
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66 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

This place us owned by the same folks who own the Turtle River Chophouse, so the same kind of great homecooked adventurous cuisine can be expected, though with 209's own unique specials and favorites on the menu. Food and service is great, but the place is often packed so you may not find a table at peak mealtimes

Thank bjirns
Bismarck, North Dakota
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

We stopped here on a Friday evening a little after 10PM still needing dinner. We had a couple appetizers and split a burger. The service was great! The food was very good....standard American fare with some good spice. We ordered the BSquared burger which was really very good. Cooked perfectly.

Thank Nancy S
Fergus Falls, Minnesota
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 April 2017

The food is very good, especially the cheese curds. The service is very friendly and quick. Nice atmosphere, conveniently located in downtown Bemidji and within walking distance of many stores. Great restaurant!

Thank Anthony E
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Food was outstanding. Ugh .. By bacon blue burger was DELICIOUS. I have food allergies and our server went out of her way to check on a food. I had a drink that had apples and lime in it, it was incredible. It got very busy in there mid way through our visit. Our poor server was pushed way to... More 

Thank Christina N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 209 Minnesota Ave NW, Bemidji, MN 56601-4026
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Bemidji
  • Phone Number: +1 218-751-2442
It's a bar/grill

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?